[rfc-i] Pagination requirements

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Fri May 25 15:34:52 PDT 2012


Paging around in the author source is a role for that format, which may not be the same as the submission format.  

I described a need for tags in the submission format. I have yet to hear a need for section containment - again, in the submission format. 

Joe

On May 25, 2012, at 3:10 PM, Martin Rex <mrex at sap.com> wrote:

> Joe Touch wrote:
>> 
>> Joe Hildebrand <jhildebr at cisco.com> 
>>> 
>>> Without containment, moving stuff around is going to be a PITA.  
>> 
>> You are confusing an editing requirement with a marking
>> requirement needed for user navigation.  
> 
> While automatic and fully dynamic section numbering might help
> the chaotic creative processes of some authors, it is not a
> necessary prerequisite for producing I-Ds or RFCs for everyone.
> 
> While it may take slightly more typing when doing major document
> restructuring, having explicit section numbers spelled out in the 
> source (as is currently necessary with NRoffEdit) can similarily
> help in navigation while paging around in the authoring source.
> 
> If being extra chaotic causes extra work, one tends to plan ahead
> a little more, and at least for some creative minds, that little
> extra planning may well pay off (it does for me).
> 
> But I'm also no fan of pathologically small sections
> (I would not want my specification to look like a powerpoint).
> 
> -Martin


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